Houleye Thiam is the President and founder of Youth and Hope Inc, which is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization that helps Mauritanian Children achieve their scholastic goals by providing them with schools supplies and a transportation stipend. She is also the President and co-founder of the Mauritanian Human Rights Network and a co-founder of the Mauritania Care, a local organization in Columbus, OH that advocates for and assists Mauritanian children locally with after school and cultural awareness programs. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Public Administration and Human Services, with a graduate certificates in Human Resource Development and Psychology.